In House Head of Legal / Solicitor

TSR Legal
Cardiff (Caerdydd)
£60,000 - £80,000
19 Feb 2018
19 Mar 2018
Full time
Contract type

A very rare In-house Solicitor opportunity has arisen within a leading logistics company in Newport.

This is a new role working as Head of Legal (Corporate / Commercial Legal affairs). An exciting time to join this thriving business.

Key Duties

Drafting, review and negotiation approval and execution of commercial and other contracts including contracts with clients when new business is gained, or when existing contracts are renewed.

Provide legal support and advice to the Group Company Secretary and senior internal stakeholders.

Manage M&A and corporate transactions.

Assist in maintaining the corporate risk register staying abreast of legal developments affecting the organisation and incorporating such developments into the organisations practices.

Manage and advice on threatened or actual litigation.

Advise key stakeholders on legal priorities, (corporate governance and other relevant regulations and legislation) and support training & compliance work as needed.

Ensure contracts are in place for all services identified by the business, including maintaining best practice templates for SLA's and other core legal documents.

Advise on various legal issues including anti-bribery, data protection issues and competition law compliance.

Skills and experience:

A qualified solicitor, with a minimum of 5 years pqe
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and the ability to deliver sensitive messages tactfully when required
A pragmatic and innovative approach to meeting client needs.
The ability to demonstrate commercial awareness when providing technical advice.
The ability to think independently, contribute to projects and confidently engage with and influence colleagues at all levels.
Strong commercial and financial awareness
Strong organisational skills
Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritise
Enjoys working under pressure and meeting tight deadlines

Key competencies:

Ability to work with minimum supervision, in an autonomous and independent way
A lively, energetic personality and enthusiasm for providing excellent client service
A tenacious yet practical approach to problem solving
High degree of commercial awareness, with the ability to contribute to the wider business agenda  

A range of influencing skills, personal impact and communication skills that will ensure success and command instant credibility at all levels of the organisation
A high degree of flexibility and responsiveness in approach to work
Service-orientated with an ability to understand the varied issues facing the offices across the company network and provide possible solutions to challenges.
Resilient under pressure and willing to work with the challenges brought by change.

Please contact Daniel Mason at TSR LEGAL 02920 388100 for a confidential discussion or email for further details.